This weekend I spent about an hour of my (precious) time watching episode 1 and 2 of WandaVision on Disney Plus, time I can’t get back! So … was it worth it? Should YOU start watching WandaVision today?
Hopefully this review will help answer your questions and ease your mind.
However, if you’re new to Popcorn and Tequila or me, then you need to know that I don’t read comic books, and I don’t think Marvel is some holy grail. So yes, that means I haven’t watched every darn Marvel movie or series that’s been released, I fell asleep while watching Avengers End Game (3 times to be exact), I don’t know everything there is to know about these characters and I’m not butt hurt about it. Which is why this review is for those that may be thinking about watching WandaVision, but aren’t sure because they’re not all caught up to speed with the MCU world.
This review isn’t for hardcore Marvel fans, so if that’s you, feel free to keep reading, but keep your judgements and snarks to yourself. Some of us don’t live and breathe comics or Marvel like our lives depend on it. Kay?
Anywho, with that said …
Should You Watch WandaVision?
Here’s A Review Of WandaVision Episode 1 + Episode 2 To Help You Decide
First thing I noticed? The first two episodes feel a lot like the Honeymooners.
Listen Linda, I grew up watching the Honeymooners, especially on New Year’s Eve and Day. Those marathons were basically how my tiny a** stayed awake until midnight!
But they were also a great way for me to spend time with my mom, and the show easily became one of my favorite sitcoms. I’ll still drop everything now to watch reruns on TV.
So when I turned WandaVision on and realized it had similar vibes to the Honeymooners, (the original, not the Black remake) I was instantly hooked. Even the kooky next door neighbor’s husband name is Ralph!
I’m pretty certain the show won’t stay this cute and charming as things progress, especially after seeing what happened at the end of episode 2, but I still enjoyed it, even if both episodes were in black and white.
But then again, I’ve never had a problem watching black and white tv shows.
However, if black and white old sitcoms aren’t your jam, you’re probably going to cringe through these first two episodes.
But if you’re not a big Marvel fan, you need to watch them! Sorry. Here’s why …
Episode 1 and 2 of WandaVision introduce us to their powers almost immediately.
So if you’re not a huge Marvel fan like moi, then you totally need these episodes, because you probably have no damn clue who Wanda or Vision are and what they’re capable of.
Of course I don’t think we got a full look at what these two can do in either episode, but it’s nice to see their powers in action.
I won’t go into details about what they can do, so you’ll have to watch the show to check it out, but just know that it’s interesting.
Of course, I missed a ton of Easter Eggs (as I normally do), but WandaVision is still enjoyable without them.
One thing I’ve noticed with Marvel movies and series? Even if you’re lost you’ll still have a great time watching them. (Except End Game. *side eye* Don’t get me started on that ish!)
However, I was a little worried if I’d be able to enjoy WandaVision since this is apart of the MCU which I know nothing about, but the show is still great as a standalone.
Yes it’s probably 2x as exciting if you can put all the pieces together and see all the hints they’re dropping throughout the first few episodes, but just because you can’t doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy the show!
I did get excited when I caught the Iron Man easter egg in episode 1, which dropped during a “commercial”, part of this sitcom-ish episode. (Yes I’m not telling you what it is on purpose.)
Overall, episodes 1 and 2 feel like they’re setting the stage for something exciting and I’m super intrigued.
I’ll need to watch at least another 2 episodes (since these episodes are so damn short, like 25 – 30 mins short) before I can really say how much I like this show, since I feel a big shift coming in episodes 3 and 4, but I did enjoy it.
I do have to say though … ’cause you know I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t complain about something! I could do without the sexism.
But *shrugs* you know how period pieces are in the comic world. Everything has to be spot on correct, including the not so great parts, or else the show’s a complete failure. *rolls eyes* Either way, the show is off to a great start and the scoring drives the emotions well! (Not that I’m surprised since this is Marvel.)
WandaVision definitely isn’t as weird as Doom Patrol, even though every damn trailer and commercial has pushed this “weird couple narrative”. I mean, it’s not weird just yet, like I said before the end of episode 2 definitely hinted something weird is going on.
But either way the first two episodes are full of lame, “see what I did there” jokes and I like lame, so I can’t wait to see what’s ahead! And hopefully Vision gets his life together in episode 3, because I can’t take another show where the man is a big a** scaredy cat and the woman has to keep saving the damn day! I need this man to pull some damn weight y’all! I’ll have a whole damn fit if he doesn’t!